Held annually on CF Orr Stakes Day, the Autumn Stakes is a competitive Group 2 race for three-year-olds. Run as the “D’Urban Stakes” in recent years, the event is staged over the 1400m distance at Caulfield Racecourse in mid-February for the Autumn Racing Carnival. Gallopers which enter this race tend to have the $500,000 Group 1 Australian Guineas, a similar style race held at Flemington three weeks later, in their sights. Horses which in the Autumn Stakes usually come through the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes or the Group 3 The Vanity Stakes.

The race is run under set weight and penalty conditions, making it ideal for quality horses on the up. The Autumn Stakes honour roll includes a number of star performers including; Denman (2010), Apache Cat (2006), Special Harmony (2004), St Covert (1995) and Canny Lad (1991).

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PREVIOUS AUTUMN STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS AUTUMN STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 MAHUTA BRAD RAWILLER DARREN WEIR 01:23.4
2015 SAN NICASIO BEN MELHAM PETER MOODY 01.23.6
2014 THUNDER FANTASY MARK ZAHRA ANTHONY CUMMINGS 01:23.8
2013 MULAAZEM LUKE NOLAN PETER MOODY 01:23.6
2012 PIED A TERRE MARK ZAHRA SAEED BIN SUROOR 01:24.7
2011 DUSTY STAR CRAIG WILLIAMS P MORGAN & C WIDDISON 01:37.2
2010 DENMAN KERRIN MCEVOY PETER SNOWDEN 01:23.3
2009 FRAVASHI KERRIN MCEVOY SAEED BIN SUROOR 01:22.8
2008 LIGHT FANTASTIC STEVEN KING MICK PRICE 01:23.2
2007 CATECHUCHU CRAIG WILLIAMS DAVID HAYES 01:24.7
2006 APACHE CAT GLEN BOSS GREG EURELL 01:24.7